>>194503216>12 temples is fantastic.
Hot take: 12 temples is great, but ruined Saint Seiya.
I'm rewatching it now since it fell on Netflix, and during the first episodes characters had personalities. Seiya had a temper, Saori was well-intentioned but manipulative, etc. Plus, everyone was in the world interacting with people and advancing their character.
After the twelve temples (Which I repeat, is great) was a success, it became the new model and all following arcs had to be turned into a new race against the clock to save the world. Saori became the Madonna, constantly offering herself to save humanity, the Saints became acolytes fully devoted to her and nothing else. And the fact that they're in strange, secluded areas means that, unless you pull an exceptional coincidence like an enemy being a long-lost friend of one of the protagonists, they can only interact a bit with the antagonists for some bantz before they get fucked.